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Alabama's congressional delegation sent a letter to Boeing's CEO outlining why Huntsville would be the best choice for the aeronautics company. (Source: Boeing) Alabama's congressional delegation sent a letter to Boeing's CEO outlining why Huntsville would be the best choice for the aeronautics company. (Source: Boeing)
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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Alabama's congressional delegation sent a letter to Boeing's CEO outlining why Huntsville would be the best choice for the aeronautics company requesting a meeting. Five days away from a bid deadline, the meeting still hasn't taken place.

The letter, dated Nov. 22, cites Boeing's significant presence in Huntsville, the area's reliable workforce, the state's top-notch engineering and science programs, and decades of history in high-tech aerospace.

The letter concludes by saying, "We are very pleased to learn of Boeing's interest in expanding its already significant footprint in Alabama and thus request an opportunity to meet with you to discuss the possibility during the second or third week of December."

The letter was signed by all of Alabama's congressional delegation.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is meeting with the state's chief industrial recruiters to talk about a potential move by Boeing. The aeronautics company is looking to relocate its 777X project after a Washington union voted down the contract.

Other states including California, Missouri, and South Carolina are expected to submit bids and possible incentive packages by Boeing's Dec. 10 deadline.

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